Description:

The nonprofit Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT) is dedicated to producing original, responsible, in-depth journalism on issue of health and safety, in Connecticut and the surrounding region. C-HIT is a project of the nationally know Online Journalism Project, a nonprofit media venture based in New Haven, founded in 2005. C-HIT has recieved start-up fundinding from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation and from the Universal Health Care Foundaton of Connecticut, and is aggressively seeking funding from other foundations and private sponsors. C-HIT initially will be focused on Connecticut, but could be expanded to other states. C-HIT works with students in the journalism program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., on research for stories, while producing the next generation of journalists with practical reporting experience. New Haven Independent is the fiscal sponsor for C-HIT.

Begun:

2005

Website:http://newhavenindependent.org.index.php/health/
Office Location:51 Elm St., Suite 307 New Haven, CT
Structure:

Project of Onlilne Journalism Project, Incorporated, a 502 (c)(3) that serves as C-HIT's umbrella organization

Founder:

Lisa Chedekel and Lynne DeLucia

Executive Director:

Lynee DeLucia (executive editor)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

1

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

1

Annual operating budget:

Total 2009 expenses on 990 for Online Journalism Project: $346,427 (C-HIT is listed under the Online Journalism Projects, C-HIT's umbrella organization.)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

Yes

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

Yes

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

None

Contact:

delucia@c-hit.org (Lynne DeLucia, editor) or 203-215-6373



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